SATURDAY: May 16, 2020.
Event starts 10:00 AM EDT at our Zoom Page
If New Yorkers traveled many hours on an airplane to get there, and went through customs and had to exchange our currency - we’d be delighted at the incredible city we found. Philadelphia is New York’s closest neighbor. It’s an easy car ride, a fun train trip or a delightful bus adventure to get there. However, with the virus looming over the world, it’s actually an even easier trip.
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Last year our sister city has hosted NYC Urban Sketchers and showed us their town. (Thank you Urban Sketchers Philadelphia.) We only skimmed the surface. We are delighted to be returning, armed with our new virtual tools for an even deeper exploration. There is so much to chose from:
THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an art museum originally chartered in 1876 for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Artistic creations inspire curiosity, provoke emotions, and stir the senses. Explore this sampling of artists and makers whose work has beckoned visitors from all around the world to Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is a city where art is, truly, all around. Sculpture gardens, murals, museums, and installation art are scattered throughout the city. The Association for Public Art has cataloged the city’s art and created an interactive map. The map has clickable red and green pins (the green pins represent museums without walls) that you can tap to uncover creative gems. Each pin opens a link with a photo of the art, details about the piece, and notes about the area. Museums without walls often have a 360-degree self-guided tour option for independent exploration.
THE BARNES FOUNDATION
Albert Barnes believed that art should be viewed in terms of visual relationships such as color, line, or space. The Barnes Foundation has created a unique, online experience that allows users to peruse its art not by collection but by visual theme. Special for artists - you can use the interactive bar at the top of the page to choose colors, light saturation, spacial composition, and line style to explore paintings, jewelry, and artifacts that please the eye in similar ways.
THE RODIN MUSEUM
The Rodin Museum houses the largest collection of his work outside of France. The collection includes nearly 150 bronzes, plasters, and marbles. Since sculpture is a three-dimensional art form, the museum has provided comprehensive photos of Rodin’s work from multiple angles and measurements to give viewers an idea of scale.
PHILADELPHIA MURAL ART
Art is not restricted to galleries and Philly has a thriving outdoor art culture. Mural Arts Philadelphia has produced more than 3,600 works of outdoor art. Browse murals across the city using an interactive drop-down menu divided by neighborhood. Each neighborhood has exhibits dedicated to the wall art in the area and provides photos, details about the work, and information about the project that commissioned it. Some of the murals are still in progress, so check back for updates!
THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION